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Razor Burn

October 11, 2005

Gillette

Gillette Co. recently unveiled its newest shaving system, a five-bladed razor called Fusion with a trimmer on the back of the cartridge aimed at the 50 percent of men who have mustaches and beards. The Fusion has one more blade than the Quattro sold by rival Schick, and will come in both traditional and battery-powered versions.

Fundamental Mistake

August 31, 2005

Pat Robertson

What motivates the fiery Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is not always clear, but his recent and provocative predictions that the U.S. is plotting his assassination bears the marks of a skilled playmaker, capable of thinking more than a few moves ahead. As to his startling prediction, one wonders if Chavez might have been running a Call Out .

Bad Shot

August 30, 2005

Alexander Hamilton & Aaron Burr

In 1804, former U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr grew furious over the chiding remarks of Alexander Hamilton, a founding father who spurred Federalists to turn back Burr in the upcoming New York Gubernatorial race, a campaign Burr eventually lost. Anxious for revenge and looking to resurrect his failing career, Burr challenged Hamilton to a duel. Hamilton accepted, reluctantly. On the morning of July 11, 1804, the two met on the dueling grounds at Weehawken, New Jersey. They marched 10 paces, turned and fired their single shots. Burr was unscathed.

Picture Perfect

August 29, 2005

Fuji Film

In 1984, the upstart camera film manufacturer Fuji paid one million dollars for sponsorship rights of the Los Angeles Summer Olympics, a preemptive strike in the back yard of their unwitting U.S. competitor Kodak. Leveraging its new-found prestige as The Games’ official film, Fuji began its steady rise in the camera film business on a world-size stage, moving from a regional supplier to a major player.

Grand Play Senator

August 22, 2005

Hilary Clinton

Hillary Clinton reacted to the news that the Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas video game contained hidden pornographic content. Her reaction is a Bear Hug where the Democratic Senator is adopting the platform of the GOP in an attempt to position herself as a Family Values politician.